Teens

ONGOING TEEN EVENTS

Featured Programs

Sounds Good To Me! - An Audio Workshop

March 10, 2021, 5pm-6pm On Zoom

An hour-long audio workshop with Yellowstone Public Radio reporter, Kaitlyn Nicholas. Learn about the essential building blocks of audio production and watch Kaitlyn demonstrate a mixing session! Explore sound and the different ways you can use it to tell your own stories. Open to TEENS 13 and up.

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Registration will close at 3pm March 10.

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Billings Public Library's teen-produced blog! 

Explore reviews about books, movies, music, and more. Teens can also share creative writing like poems, short stories, and even artwork. Check out the blog now and send us your submissions to be published on our site!

Free 3D Printing From Home - Starting March 1st

Use the TECH Lab's 3D printers by sending your designs to us and picking them up when they're finished!

What you need:

Steps:

Create a design and pick a filament color. Email your 3D design as an STL file, your color choice from the list below, and your name. Note that 3D models will be limited to one color and sizes may need to be adjusted. Paint is available upon request. Email Vanessa in the TECH Lab at justicev@billingsmt.gov with any questions.

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Current color options:

  • Green
  • Gold
  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Silver (Gray)
  • White

PLA Filament: best used to reliably create high detail parts. It is best for cosmetic prints used in low-stress applications. It is perfect for beginners due to ease of printing. Dremel PLA is a high-quality PLA designed for reliability and ease of printing. It has a high softening temperature to minimize risk of nozzle jams while maintaining print quality. 

PLA FILAMENT WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

— https://shop.dremel.com/3d-printer-filaments/  

 

Teen Book Boxes

Themed boxes that feature one or more books that teenagers can KEEP! Each box contains surprise items related to the book inside and will vary. Items included may be just for fun or educational! Supporting educational content may be photos, translations, historical information, etc. Each Book Box will vary based on the topics explored in the selected book. 

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April Registration is now Full. Please check back for announcements about future opportunities.

View the books we sent out for February and download the educational materials on our READING page!

This project is funded in part by a grant from Humanities Montana, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The items and information included do not necessarily represent the views of Humanities Montana or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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TEEN BOOK GROUP

Reading and Discussions For Teens

Our Teen Book Group resumes virtually! What book do you want to read next? Email Vanessa at justicev@billingsmt.gov to suggest a book to read and to discuss as a group. 

Physical copies of books may be available, or read an Ebook through Billings Public Library’s FREE digital resource, Freading.

Teen Take-Away Kits  

  • Check back soon for more kits!
  • Kits can be picked up from our curbside service on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Visit our Take & Make page for PDF instructions of previous Teen Take-Away Kits!

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Teen Spotlights


Read Megan Bingham's poem, "Hope," winner of the Billings Public Library's Creative Writing Competition!

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View photographs taken by two talented teens who participated in our Cellphone Photography workshop series! Thanks Adisyn Gamble and Dayna Otis!

Katelyn Bauer interviewed Will Bruder, the architect for the new Billings Public Library building, and used the TECH Lab equipment to edit the video together. Way to go Katelyn!

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Looking for information about the TEEN EDUCATION & CREATION HUB (TECH Lab)? Click here


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